To help celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Wu-Tang Clan rapper Raekwon’s landmark album, ‘Only Built 4 Cuban Linx,’ the New York-native enlisted Florida-based lifestyle brand, Mover & Shaker, to design limited edition strainer and pin sets. Only 300 sets are available at $105 each.
“From St. Ides to Cristal, I’ve always loved to indulge when I can,” Raekwon said. “I’ve been known to write some of my illest shit while sippin’ whiskey. I’ve already got my [Licataa sparkling] wine out there, so it was only right that I came out with something fly for all my cocktail lovers. It’s a dope collectors piece.”
To help promote the release of the numbered and extremely limited edition set, Mover & Shaker owner Nick Hogan sent 10 strainer and pin sets to some of the most influential bartenders in the country. A diverse array of cocktail industry icons like Chad Whittington, Saeed House, Elliott Clark, Frank Mills, Josh Davis, Tara Fougner, and Amanda Colom were gifted personalized sets engraved with their names on them.
“Since its inception, Mover & Shaker has always valued fusing popular culture with the bartending community, and this collaboration with hip hop titan Raekwon of Wu-Tang Clan is the pinnacle,” Hogan explained.
Mover & Shaker got their start creating custom enamel pins for spirits brands as well as original designs that bring pop cultural icons into the bartending realm. Over the years, the company has added Marketing and Events Manager, Shannon Michelle, as well as a slew of products including limited edition barware, logo’d apparel, patches, hats, and even air fresheners. Mover & Shaker products are sold all over the world from Chile and Czech Republic to Iceland and Italy.
“Working with an icon like Raekwon is a dream come true for us and solidifies that if you put your heart into everything that you do, you can make anything a reality,” said Shannon Michelle.